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Our History

It was many years ago in the winter of 1957-58 when the brand new ski area named Holiday Valley first opened for business. Skiing wasn't new to Ellicottville; Doc Northrup and Karl Fahrner started the first organized skiing in Ellicottville on Fish Hill in 1935. The Ellicottville Ski Club was formed in 1938 and adventurous men and women began to flock to Ellicottville from Buffalo, Rochester and Cleveland. The all important social aspect of skiing took place in the Lincoln Hotel, now the Ellicottville Inn. A rope tow was built on Greer Hill where the skiing and the ride up were more demanding. In 1956 Dick Congdon, John Fisher and Bill Northrup decided to persue their dream of opening a larger, modern ski area. Shares of stock were sold for $100 from a card table in the parking lot in 1956 and 1957, 4 slopes were cut and a T-bar was built. A mild early winter delayed opening until January 7, 1958 when the first skiers rode the T-bar up to ski down Yodeler, Champagne, Holiday Run and Edelweiss.

Now, Holiday Valley boasts 13 lifts, 58 slopes and trails, 3 base lodges, two hotels, a golf course, pools, aerial park, mountain coaster and numerous amenities. The resort has become a leader in the ski industry and ranks among the favorites of skiers in the East.

Check out a time line (pdf) of Holiday Valley's history, our projects and our leaders.

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Holiday Valley Mudslide Trail Run
Holiday Valley Mudslide Trail Run

Get ready to get MUDDY on June 18. Everyone has fun at the Mudslide! 3.5 or 5.4 mile courses, 11+ obstacles, plus great prizes, goodie bags, vendor village and after race party with a cookout and BEER!. Kids' race too! Great family event, girfriends, your office co-workers...everyone!

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Sky High
Sky High

It's the MOST FUN you'll have all summer! Sky High Adventure Park is physically and mentally challenging, but you can decide just how much to turn up the dial. Start with a yellow course that's lowest to the ground and has the easiest obstacles and work your way up to greens, blues, blacks...and if you dare, the double black commando!

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Golf Play and Stay Packages
Golf Play and Stay Packages

The Double Black Diamond Course is challenging and scenic - you'll defintely want to play more than one day! Enjoy course side lodging packages, pools, the Village of Ellicottville and all of the many other amenities at Holiday Valley!

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